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German pensions: A new not-quite revolution

April 2017 (Magazine)By

The current reforms risk repeating some of the mistakes of the Riester plan. Devolving responsibility to social partners for creating new sector schemes risks passing the buck

Europe: The genie is out of the lamp

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Times have changed since the Society for the German Language chose Alternativlos (without alternative) as its Unwort (literally ‘unword’ or ugliest word) of the year for 2010

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Letter from Brussels: Brexit and equivalence

April 2017 (Magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

Nothing could be clearer. For the financial sector, at least, there is nothing to fear from Brexit. All the UK has to do is to apply to the EU’s rules – the crucial term ‘equivalence’

Letter from Brussels: Resaver’s first stage kicks off

March 2017 (Magazine)By Jeremy Woolfe

The European Commission’s project to set up a pension scheme for research and development professionals whose careers take them across EU borders has finally reached its first stages of operation.

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Letter from the US: Further uncertainty

April 2017 (Magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

The US retirement industry faces uncertain times after the Department of Labor decided in March to delay by 60 days the implementation of the so-called fiduciary rule. But many companies have already executed the new rule, and will not go back

Letter from the US: Boomer balancing act

March 2017 (Magazine)By Maria Teresa Cometto

In the US, the oldest baby boomers recently turned 70. That is also a turning point for the US pensions industry. In fact, Americans at that age have to start withdrawing from tax-deferred savings plans, or face a penalty

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Guest Viewpoint: Philip Shier - Society of Actuaries in Ireland

April 2017 (Magazine)

One of the objectives of the European Commission in the revision of the IORP Directive was to enhance the information provided to prospective members, members and beneficiaries of IORPs

Guest Viewpoint: Rory Murphy - Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund

March 2017 (Magazine)

Pensions are by their nature long-term and this can often lead to an acceptance of inertia because “this is how we have always done it”. But in today’s world this is no longer good enough

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Long Term Matters: Disrupting CEO pay

April 2017 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram

The former CEO of the Investment Association, the trade body that represents UK investment managers, has made a disruptive proposal on CEO pay

Long-Term Matters Investors are monkeys

March 2017 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram, Rob Lake

Sadly, investors too often see, hear and speak no evil. Their failure to protest at Donald’s Trump’s entry ban is only the latest example. 

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From Our Perspective: Two decades of shifting perspectives

April 2017 (Magazine)

This spring marks 20 years since the first issue of IPE. Our founders Piers Diacre and Fennell Betson started this publication with an assumption that funded pension systems would become more widespread in time, leading to increased diversification and a need for clear, well-researched and well-presented information.

be wary of shredding the regs

From Our Perspective: Be wary of shredding the regs

March 2017 (Magazine)

The Trump administration maintains that some of the Dodd-Frank legislation brought in following the financial crisis should be repealed or amended

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